From this September, the Institute of Education’s Confucius Institute (IOE CI) is offering a fully-funded training course for qualified teachers – both primary and secondary – working in a London Borough or willing to support a school in London to offer beginners’ Mandarin teaching.
‘Accelerating Mandarin Chinese for London Schools’ will give participants the opportunity to develop their own language skills through expert pedagogical and language training. Additionally they will be supported with resources developed by experienced Mandarin teachers, to continue their personal development and enrich the learning environment in their classroom.
The course is combined so that participants can have the opportunity to practice with a native speaker face-to-face, as well as study at their own pace online.
The IOE CI have created a programme catering to complete beginners including an introduction to Chinese characters, a practical introduction to Chinese language teaching techniques and cultural content to support language learning.
The online course can be studied at the participants’ own speed but they have the benefit of support from qualified Mandarin teachers.
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